Kia Sonet subcompact SUV is all set to make its global debut on August 7, 2020. And, we have already seen production-ready images of the Sonet giving us first glimpse of the rear section and profile. To keep things rolling, the South Korean carmaker has revealed the first official rendering of the new production-ready Kia Sonet compact SUV. The first render image of the Sonet highlights the bold design of the subcompact SUV. It underlines SUV's signature-style traits such as the tiger-nose grille and a three-dimensional 'step-well' geometric grille mesh, offering a strong road presence.
The upcoming Sonet will be Kia's second 'made in India' car after the Seltos SUV, and it will find its position below the compact SUV. However, it will be Kia third offering for the domestic market followed by Seltos and Carnival MPV. The Sonet concept was officially unveiled in India during the 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new subcompact SUV will be making its global premiere next month, followed by its market debut in the country during the festive season.
Mechanically, the all-new Kia Sonet subcompact will be borrowing its engine options from Hyundai Venue, which includes the 1.2-litre petrol, the 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol engine. Transmission options will include a 6-Speed manual and 7-Speed DCT automatic unit. Notably, the Sonet will also get the clutch-less IMT or 'intelligent manual transmission' which is also offered on the Hyundai Venue. It will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300.